Friday, March 12, 2010

I Wanna...A Disobedient Girl by Ru Freeman

From Simon and Schuster:

Set against the volatile events of the last forty years of Sri Lankan history, A Disobedient Girl traces the lives of three characters whose interwoven fates and histories force them to answer life's most difficult questions. Beautiful, haunting, alive, and brimming with truth, it is, above all, a novel about extraordinary circumstances that change life in an instant and the power of love to transcend time and place.

The story begins with two little girls, mistress and servant, one with every luxury and opportunity that money can buy and the other with nothing but her yearning for a better life. Together, they grow up bound by love, betrayal, resentment, and an impossible secret.

Then there is Biso, a devoted mother of three, who risks everything to escape from the hands of her tyrannical husband. But her journey, which begins with such hope, takes her on a disastrous path that ultimately leads her to give her life over to strangers she never imagined she would have reason to know, binding her story with that of the girls in the most unexpected and heartbreaking of ways.

A Disobedient Girl is a compelling exploration of personal desire set against the volatile backdrop of class and prejudice, as three women journey toward their future, united by a shared history but separated by different fates. A bold and deeply moving account that spans three decades of love and loss, it is a tale about the will to survive and the incredible power of the human spirit to transcend the unforgiving sweep of tragedy.

6 comments:

Staci said...

I wanna read this one too!

RuThless said...

And when you do, drop me a line and let me know what you think!- ru

tweezle said...

This looks like a great read!!

I found you through the Blog Hop, and am so glad I did. I'm now a follower.

Have a great evening!
Tweezle from Just One More Paragraph

mel u said...

I found your blog via the Blog Hop-I am very interested in books set in South and South East Asian countries-I am a follower of your blog now

April (BooksandWine) said...

I want to read A Disobedient Girl as well!

The cover looks so great and the synopsis sounds riveting!

Lisa said...

I'm so glad you posted this, I had forgotten all about this one! I have wanted to read it for awhile. I LOVE the cover!

Just hoppin' on by with Blog Hop!
I am now a brand new follower!